Indian Air Force

IAF Contingent Returns From ‘Pitch Black’

The IAF contingent, that took part in Exercise Pitch Black 22, has returned after successful participation in the multinational exercise that was held in Australia.

Israeli Gasps For Breath On Ladakh Mountain; IAF Comes To Rescue

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday rescued an Israeli national from a high-altitude area in Ladakh after he suffered from acute mountain sickness and had difficulty in breathing. The Army said on Saturday that 114 Helicopter Unit received a call for Casevac (Casualty Evacuation) from Nimaling Camp near Markha valley. Noam Gil, an Israeli …

IAF, RMAF To Conduct Bilateral Exercise

NEW DELHI: A contingent of the Indian Air Force (IAF) left for Malaysia on Friday to participate in a bilateral exercise named Udarashakti. Interestingly, this will be the first bilateral exercise between the IAF and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). The IAF contingent will have Sukhoi-30 MKI and C-17 aircraft, while the RMAF will …

What IAF’s Transport Fleet Requires

Indian Air Force (IAF) has a remarkably large transport fleet, probably one of the largest in the world. The IAF benefitted from the close relationship between India and Russia, thereby possessing a large number of IL-76MD aircraft and a substantial An-32 fleet. However, India also possesses locally-built fleets of Avro HS-748 and Dornier 228 for …

IAF’S MiG-21 Problem

With the crash of another MiG-21 Trainer, the media blame game shall once again commence with great gusto. Everyone from politicians to panwallahs will offer expert advice on what to do. The media will further muddy the waters by fielding an array of experts whose quality may range from retired Air Marshals to loquacious loudmouth …

MiG-21 Crashes In Rajasthan, Both Pilots Killed

NEW DELHI: Two pilots met with a tragic death when a MiG-21 Bison trainer aircraft crashed in Baytoo in Rajasthan’s Barmer during a training sortie on Thursday night. Confirming the news, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said: “A twin seater MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air …

Amarnath Tragedy: Over 40 Still Missing, Search Ops To Continue

NEW DELHI/ SRINAGAR: Three days after the tragedy struck the Amarnath Yatris near the holy cave, Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board estimated that over 40 people are still missing. Sources in Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), who are involved in rescue operations with other agencies, told The New Indian that a total of 47 RFID …

Opposition, Sans Congressman Tewari, Signs Memorandum Against Agnipath Scheme

KOLKATA: Members of the opposition parties on Monday submitted a memorandum demanding withdrawal of the Agnipath Scheme at the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for Defence. However, in an interesting development, sources said that Congress’ Manish Tewari did not sign the memorandum despite other members from his party signing it. However, it is learnt that Tewari, who …

Amarnath Tragedy: Army Carry Out Relentless Rescue Ops

  SRINAGAR: They have been bravely defending our borders and fighting terrorists, but the Indian armed forces are also at the forefront of any natural disaster in the country. It was not surprising that security forces once again carried out rescue operations for the Amarnath Yatris who faced the brunt of nature in the cloudburst …

TMC To Demand Suspension Of Agnipath In Defence Committee Meet

KOLKATA: Expressing concerns, Trinamool Congress (TMC) will demand suspension of the Agnipath Scheme at Parliament Advisory Committee for Defence scheduled on July 8. Sources in TMC told The New Indian that they are not alone as opposition parties will close ranks to strongly oppose the scheme in the meeting. Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy has …